The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the International Business Machines Corporation.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 21 21 33
Rank change year-on-year
0 +12
Contract jobs citing IBM 5 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 4.20% 3.55% 2.49%
As % of the Vendors category 10.20% 6.76% 5.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
Average daily rate £511 £350 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.07% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £330 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £582 £370 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £409 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% +100.00%
IBM
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Vendors Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
49 74 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 41.18% 52.48% 41.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 43 33
Average daily rate £350 £395 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.39% +1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £300 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £490 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 16
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.54 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.01% -47.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.09 £14.00 £18.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £18.13 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+23.56% +5.45%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IBM across the Chester region.

IBM Daily Rate Trend in Chester

IBM
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM across the Chester region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

IBM Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the Chester region.

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing IBM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IBM.

1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) XML
2 4 (44.44%) XSLT
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) Java
3 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (33.33%) HP
3 3 (33.33%) Citrix
3 3 (33.33%) Banking
3 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (33.33%) Spring
3 3 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 3 (33.33%) Java EE
3 3 (33.33%) Degree
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (22.22%) Data Transformation
4 2 (22.22%) Process Improvement
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (22.22%) ActionScript 2.0
4 2 (22.22%) XPath
4 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
4 2 (22.22%) Spring MVC
4 2 (22.22%) Spring Security
4 2 (22.22%) jQuery
4 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) VMware ESX
4 2 (22.22%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (22.22%) HTTP
4 2 (22.22%) B2B

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing IBM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IBM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 2 (22.22%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) HTTP
2 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Checkstyle
1 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
1 1 (11.11%) Eclipse
1 1 (11.11%) FindBugs
1 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
1 1 (11.11%) Maven
1 1 (11.11%) Mockito
1 1 (11.11%) NetBeans
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
1 1 (11.11%) SonarQube
1 1 (11.11%) Subversion
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Consultant
2 3 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 2 (22.22%) EDI Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Applications Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Applications Support
4 1 (11.11%) Applications Support Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Support Manager
4 1 (11.11%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) XML
1 4 (44.44%) XSLT
2 3 (33.33%) Java EE
2 3 (33.33%) Spring
3 2 (22.22%) CSS
3 2 (22.22%) EDI
3 2 (22.22%) EDIFACT
3 2 (22.22%) JDBC
3 2 (22.22%) jQuery
3 2 (22.22%) JSP
3 2 (22.22%) Servlets
3 2 (22.22%) Spring MVC
3 2 (22.22%) Spring Security
3 2 (22.22%) Web Services
3 2 (22.22%) XSL
4 1 (11.11%) J2EE
4 1 (11.11%) Java SE
4 1 (11.11%) JAX-RS
4 1 (11.11%) JMS
4 1 (11.11%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
2 1 (11.11%) N-Tier
2 1 (11.11%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) B2B
1 2 (22.22%) Data Transformation
1 2 (22.22%) EAI
1 2 (22.22%) Migration
1 2 (22.22%) MVC
1 2 (22.22%) Process Improvement
1 2 (22.22%) SOA
1 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
2 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
2 1 (11.11%) OOP
2 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
2 1 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (11.11%) TDD
2 1 (11.11%) Wealth Management
2 1 (11.11%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) ActionScript
2 2 (22.22%) ActionScript 2.0
2 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
2 2 (22.22%) XPath
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) VMware ESX
3 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Citrix
1 3 (33.33%) HP
1 3 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Perforce
3 1 (11.11%) Red Hat